This past weekend we celebrated my daughters 2nd birthday! The party was very low, since I knew it was going to be crazy with lots of little kiddos running around. But it wouldn’t be a kids party without balloons! My kids love balloons! So I had seen this fun idea on Pinterest of course and got busy creating my own version.
Well I first have to apologize for these pictures, because they did not turn out very good. I guess that’s the problem of doing things at night the lighting is awful. So hopefully you can at least see what I’m talking about, if not check out the tutorial on Design Mom she has great pictures, making it very easy.
First things first you will need to blow up all your balloons. I had not noticed how many she had used, but it was A LOT more than I had bought. I had 20 balloons.
Next you will thread a needle, with either thread or twine. Any size needle will work, I used a large needle making it easier to thread. You want to pass the needle through the tail of 3 balloons (in the other tutorial she used 4, but I didn’t have as many balloons so I only did sets of 3).
Once you have the needle passed through the tail of all 3 balloons, pull the balloons together and tie a knot in your thread and trim off the extra thread. Continue this process until you have used all your balloons and tied them in sets of 3. I had 6 sets of 3. When I do this again I would definitely used more balloons, but for this time, this would have to do.
Once you have all your sets of 3, again thread your needle. This time you will want to tie a knot at the end of your thread. Start by passing the needle through the center of the circle created by the tails of the 3 balloons and to secure the end, then pass the needle through one of the tails.
Now just contiue the process of stringing on each set of 3 balloons by passing the thread through the center of the circle created by the tails of each set of 3 balloons. They should all stack on top of each other.
Once you have all of your sets of 3 on your thread on the last set pass the thread through one of the tails, like you did at the beginning of the string to secure the end and finish with a knot. So now you should have a banner of balloons!
To hang mine, I strung a piece of tulle through the balloons. I didn’t attach it to the balloons at all, just strung in between the sets of 3 and used a few tacks to secure it to the wall. And that’s it. Hopefully that made sense. It’s really easy to make and the kids loved it. My daughter woke up with the balloons hung on her birthday and loved them!